Origin of Frisian
Examples from the Web for frisian
The erudite and opulent Frisian preferred a less tempestuous career.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66|John Lothrop Motley
This also seems to point to the Frisian power having made an impression on the nations around.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
There is plenty of Frisian verse in general; but little enough of the particular Frisian of Heligoland.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies|Robert Gordon Latham
Some hundred and fifty Frisian pikemen now rallied from their sullen retreat, and drove the enemy off one hillock or dune.History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
It was restored in 1816 and contains a portrait gallery of the Frisian stadtholders.
British Dictionary definitions for frisian
- of or relating to the Frisian language or its speakers
- of or relating to Friesland or its peoples and culture
Word Origin for Frisian
Word Origin and History for frisian
"of or pertaining to the people of Frisia," or "belonging to the tribe of the Frisii," 1590s, from Latin Frisii, from a Germanic tribal name (cf. Old Frisian Frise, Middle Dutch Vriese, Old High German Friaso, Old English Frisa), perhaps originally meaning "curly-headed" (cf. Old Frisian frisle "curly hair").